Minnesota Sex Offenders' Lawyers Pressure State For SolutionLawyers representing Minnesota sex offenders in a confinement program deemed unconstitutional are urging a federal judge to keep the pressure on the state to make changes.
Panel Grants Sex Offender Conditional Release From LockupA judicial panel has granted a 47-year-old man conditional release from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, despite objections from medical experts and program officials.
Minnesota Leaders Meet Privately About Sex Offender ProgramAn array of Minnesota officials gathered at a federal courthouse to privately discuss the future of the state's program for confining sex offenders.
Talking Points: Closed-Door Meeting On Sex Offender ProgramIn June, a federal judge declared the state program that locks up civilly committed sex offenders unconstitutional.
Dayton Vows To Attend Hearing For Sex Offender ProgramMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday the state will appeal a federal court ruling declaring the state's sex offender program unconstitutional.
Talking Points: What’s Next For State’s Sex Offender Program? The state of Minnesota is indicating it will appeal a federal court ruling last week that declared the state's sex offender treatment program unconstitutional.
Judge To Rule On Minnesota's Long-Term Sex Offender ProgramA federal judge is scheduled to rule Wednesday on the constitutionality of Minnesota's sex offender program. Sex offenders sued the state in 2011 because almost no one has been discharged.
Legal Pressure Failed To Stir Action On Sex Offender ProgramMinnesota lawmakers have been on notice for 16 months: Fix what a federal judge called a "draconian" and "clearly broken" sex offender treatment program or risk seeing it thrown out entirely.
Judge To Rule June 17 On Minnesota Sex Offender ProgramA federal judge plans to rule next week on a constitutional challenge to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.
Attorney Talks Misconceptions In Sex Offender Program TrialMore than 700 civilly committed sex offenders are suing the state of Minnesota, arguing the program keeping them locked up is unconstitutional.
Official: Funding Limits Big Changes In Sex Offender ProgramLimited funding has kept state officials from making broad changes to Minnesota's sex offender treatment program, the state's human services commissioner testified Friday in a federal lawsuit over the program's constitutionality.
Constitutional Test For Minnesota Sex Offender ProgramMinnesota's civil commitment program for sex offenders has been under fire for years by people who say it's unconstitutional because it amounts to a life sentence. A federal judge has pressured state lawmakers to change the program to address concerns, but they have not.